The equation of motion of an electron

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We review the current status of understanding of the equation of motion of an electron. Classically, a consistent, linearized theory exists for an electron of finite extent, as long as the size of the electron is larger than the classical electron radius. Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics seems to offer a fine theory even in the point particle limit. Although there is as yet no convincing calculation, it is probable that a quantum electrodynamical result will be at least as well-behaved as is the nonrelativistic quantum mechanical results. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

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Kim, K. & Sessler, A.M. July 1, 1999.

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  • Kim, K. Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 and The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)
  • Sessler, A.M. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

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We review the current status of understanding of the equation of motion of an electron. Classically, a consistent, linearized theory exists for an electron of finite extent, as long as the size of the electron is larger than the classical electron radius. Nonrelativistic quantum mechanics seems to offer a fine theory even in the point particle limit. Although there is as yet no convincing calculation, it is probable that a quantum electrodynamical result will be at least as well-behaved as is the nonrelativistic quantum mechanical results. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

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pp. 3-18

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  • Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 472; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 8. workshop on advanced accelerator concepts, Baltimore, MD (United States), 6-11 Jul 1998

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  • Report No.: LBNL-42186
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098;W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 687923
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Kim, K. & Sessler, A.M. The equation of motion of an electron, article, July 1, 1999; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704769/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.